Left back, Warren Cummings, has put pen to paper to seal an 18-month extension to his current contract to remain at Dean Court.
The popular Scotsman was quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "The manager approached me about it and I was only too happy to sign. It shows that if you apply yourself then you can be rewarded, regardless of whether you are in the team. Everybody knows you can’t just rely on 11 players. Although I’m unhappy about not playing, I will do everything I can to get into the team and will be ready, if and when called upon. I still think I’ve got a lot to offer and feel I’ve done well when I have played. Rhoys has done well but I’m determined to keep pushing as hard as I can. If things change at any point then, hopefully, I’ll take my opportunity".
For his part, manager Eddie Howe was quoted as saying: "Warren has had to respond to a setback. He wants to play every week but has been unfortunate that Rhoys has been excellent and so consistent. It has been frustrating for Warren but his attitude has always been spot on, he has been professional and shown he is a team player. He has always encouraged and supported the other players and we are very fortunate to have him in our squad. A couple of clubs showed an interest in taking him but we were always keen to tie him down for another year and extend his stay with us".